Redefining "special interests"

The news in the Times this a.m. was chilling… Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism. But all over Europe governments with big budgets, falling tax revenues and aging populations […]

America’s Continued Thirst for War

America’s Continued Thirst for War By: Solomon Comissiong America’s insatiable addiction to war not only destroys countless innocent lives abroad; it robs its own citizens from basic human needs at home. It robs them from envisioning a better world and an auspicious tomorrow. Since its amoral inception the so-called United States of America has steadily […]

Open proposal to US higher education: end oligarchy economics, save trillions with education. 3 of 4

source. US universities and colleges could end unlawful US wars and stop banksters’ rigged-casino fraud if they taught the central facts of these issues. This four-part series of articles is an open proposal for their action. Feel free to share it. This is my proposal for the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Ed.L.D. program. […]

Tea baggers fail to see their own hypocrisy

So, there was yet another tea party rally, this time in Boston. They’re still pissed off at health care reform, calling it socialist and communist without ever understanding the definition of those two words. I wonder where they were a few years ago when Medicare part D was push through with no vote and why […]

Video: Obama destroys promise for 5-day public inspection; signs corporate “health” welfare bill

videos live at source. Obama promised five days for public consideration, discussion, and informed opinions about bills reaching the President before he would sign them into law. Obama promised the identities online of lobbyists and corporations that would benefit from tax increases, including how much these corporations would benefit.   The amount American taxpayers lose […]

We’re All in this Together

We’re All in this Together By Will Shonbrun Maybe it comes down to something as simple as those that care and those that don’t: those who care what happens to their fellow man/woman and those who basically don’t give a damn. It sure looks that way in these political/social/cultural times, and perhaps it was always […]

Are You a Contradiction or a Solution?

While driving in Atlanta one afternoon I found myself following a car with a “Pro-Life” bumper sticker.  At the red light she was in the inside lane so I pulled next to her and lowered my window.  As she did the same, I asked her what her position on the “death Penalty” was—did her pro-life […]

How bad does it have to get?

Somebody wrote a column about toxins and autism in this country.  In 1943 hardly anyone in this country had ever heard of it.  Now it affects almost 1% of our children.  There was a small flurry of letters and the topic disappears from our consciousness for another millennia. Ortho Weed Killer – Pest Control – […]

Hitting bottom at the top – White House forgets to lead on Haiti

People are dying in Haiti because they can’t get out, Dr. Green said. Shala Dewan, New York Times, January 29 Many of us wanted to think that the dreadful behavior during the Bush administration was some sort of aberration. We had a relatively clean election and ended up with a more intelligent and compassionate president […]